After his unhappy experience on the opening day of last season, when Villa fans attacked his Rolls, David Gold must be uneasy about the prospect of travelling to the New Den. He might try going incognito, but anything other than a white van with "Clean Me" scored into the filth stands out like a sore thumb down there. Given his health hasn't been the best over the last 12 months, the sensible thing would probably be to stay away.
What about the Gobby one? To be honest, he looks like a Millwall fan so if he hitched himself to the leash of a pit bull, he could probably slip through the crowd unnoticed. Karren Brady would have to be careful though. Half way down Zampa Road she might be mistaken for a pedigree bitch and find herself mounted by a staffordshire bull terrier.
The owners should probably set the example by staying away therefore.
The result matters on Saturday but more important even than the three points is that the game passes without any "bovver". What are the chances of that? Sadly they are slim thanks to Green Street and the paucity of brain cells shared between the two sets of supporters. The team may come home with the points but the fans may well ensure they are docked subsequently. And how stupid would we look if we missed promotion because of the idiotic behaviour of the yobbish element in our fan base?